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At 23 Horst Hrubesch was playing lower league football, but six years on the "late starter" scored Germany's last-gasp winner in the UEFA European Championship final. In an all-star France team the inspiration was captain Michel Platini, whose nine-goal tally, including two hat-tricks, remains a record. The brilliant talisman analyses France's first success. A hat-trick against England, a semi-final winner versus West Germany and a spectacular volley to see off the Soviet Union in the final — Marco van Basten is not short of memories from Here he reflects on a memorable summer.
Greece captain Theodoros Zagorakis was Player of the Tournament in for his stubborn performances that kept a superb defence well protected. He indulges in some nostalgia here. Cristiano Ronaldo was injured at the start of the final, but proved to be as inspiring from behind the touchline as he had been on the pitch as Portugal ground out another victory.
No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trademarks. Please choose a password. Keep me signed in. Profile Account settings Preferences Log out. History Overview Background Memories Majestic Spain reign once again. Spain deliver on promise at last.
Fernando Torres struck the only goal in the Vienna showpiece as Spain, without a title in 44 years, finally came good on their promise. Underdogs Greece have their day. Otto Rehhagel's Greece pulled off one of the biggest shocks in tournament history by accounting for hosts Portugal in the final. Trezeguet strikes gold for France. Football comes home for Germany.
Germany upstaged hosts England in a penalty shoot-out before Oliver Bierhoff's golden goal edged out the Czech Republic in the final. Denmark late show steals spotlight. Van Basten sparks Netherlands joy.
Marco van Basten shook off injury to inspire the Netherlands to their first major title, culminating in an incredible final volley. Platini shines for flamboyant France. Michel Platini starred on home turf, scoring the opener in France's final win against Spain to take his tally to nine for the tournament.
Hrubesch crowns West German win. Panenka the hero for Czechoslovakia. West Germany make their mark. Italy make most of good fortune. Spain savour home comforts. Clubs from Belgium, Sweden and Greece have never won. Valencia and Stade Rennais de Champagne have made the most finals appearances but have never won.
Both clubs have appeared in 2 finals without winning. Lionel Messi 94 and Christiano Ronaldo have scored the most goals to date in the competition. Most appearances excluding qualifying games to date have been made by Xavi Barcelona with appearances and Iker Casillas Porto with appearances. For specialized and comprehensive local and international soccer betting visit Keith Ho BetXchange for the most competitive prices and the largest sports betting options available in South Africa.
Keith Ho BetXchange offers extensive in house and online sports betting and soccer betting facilities throughout South Africa. Log into your account. Sports Betting South Africa. Liverpool have won 14 and lost 11 of their 37 matches against Spanish clubs.
Real Madrid have won 15 and lost 11 of their 37 matches against English clubs. Los Merengues have lost just 3 matches in their last 31 European fixtures, the most recent defeat being the controversial reversal at home to Juventus.
Including his time with Manchester United, the Portuguese captain has scored only 3 times in 11 matches against the Reds. Tottenham vs Liverpool Prediction. Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here. You have entered an incorrect email address!